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The Dangers of Distracted Writing

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There is danger in distracted writing.

In my ideal world, when I’m working on a writing assignment, I picture myself at my desk drumming away on my computer. My head is down, eyes focused on the screen and every thought is directed to the subject matter of my story.

Unfortunately, that is not my reality. To be honest, before I designed a distraction-free process, I would … Read the rest

How to Conduct Compelling Journalistic Interviews

I was preparing to interview Tom Hayden for my book. He graciously agreed to meet me at his office in Los Angeles.

My interview had nothing to do with Hayden’s years at the University of Michigan when he was a student editor at the University of Michigan school paper, a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1961, and one of the authors of the Port Huron … Read the rest

Why Writing Skills Are Critical to Your Business Success

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If you were to contact your eighth grade teacher, would he or she be impressed with your success? Or, would your teacher smirk with an “I knew it” kind of look.

Even if we never paid attention in our early learning years, it isn’t too late to learn how to write effectively and engagingly using active language and good grammar.

Good writing skills are important for professional advancement.

Being … Read the rest